Cook Taking a Close Look at the Terps

TSR's Josh Vitale talks to 2011 point guard prospect Quinn Cook about recruiting and Maryland.

With Greivis Vasquez graduating following the upcoming season, the Terrapins will need to start grooming more young players to take over the point guard position.

Enter Quinn Cook, a 5-11 point guard out of DeMatha High School in Maryland. Cook is the #6 ranked PG in the 2011 class, and says Maryland is definitely one of the schools on his list.

“Maryland is on my list. I'm interested in them. Also it's right down the street so I always see them play.”

Cook says the things he is looking for in a school are “Education, coaching staff, tradition, playing time and just a family atmosphere.”

The reason Cook has an interest level in Maryland is that the school offers what he is looking for in a college.

“I'm looking at Maryland because of the family environment, the relationship with the coaches, and the opportunity to get freshman playing time.”

So far in his recruitment Cook has developed relationships with a few of the coaches and players, but he has not yet taken an official visit.

“I'm real cool with Greivis [Vasquez] and coaches Keith [Booth] and Rob [Ehsan]. And I've worked out at Cole a few times, but no official visit yet.”

Another reason that Cook is taking hard look at Maryland is because of head coach Gary Williams. When asked about the opportunity to play for a coach like Williams, he had nothing but good things to say.

“It would be great to play for Coach Williams. He's a legend. He's had players in the NBA, he's won big games, and he's been to Final Fours. He's a legend.”

Cook also likes the way the Terrapins play the game, as he thinks they fit his playing style as a point guard.

“Coach Williams lets the point guards control the game. They get to play at their own pace.”

Maryland will not have an easy time getting him on campus in 2011 though. Cook is a very highly sought after prospect, receiving offers from six other ACC schools, including Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest, and Virginia Tech.

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